Kōrero: City history and people

Invercargill’s grid plan

Most colonial towns were laid out on grid plans. These imposed instant order over the landscape and made it easier for landowners to subdivide. This map of Invercargill in 1887 highlights the evolution of the town, with new suburban blocks of land being developed in a piecemeal fashion around the original settlement.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 6622a

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - The shape of cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/23513/invercargills-grid-plan (accessed 2 October 2020)

He kōrero nā David Thorns and Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010